Friday

You Betta' Represent!!

As I went about doing chores today, which is something I'll admit that I'm not eagerly fond of doing, thoughts of  doing it my best and not half heartedly, to try and get to what I really wanted to do danced in my head. That song "Do Everything" you do to the glory, was also playing in the tv/radio station that is my brain. My guess is that the song was derived from Colossians 3:23 "whatsoever ye do, work heartily, as unto the Lord, and not unto men;" I cleaned good.... and further as I contemplated what that scripture meant. "Do it because you're doing it FOR God?"  I thought. "probably not, because yes it belongs to GOD, but I'm still doing it for my benefit". Ofcourse whatever we do for GOD is for our own benefit. So intrinsically If I'm doing this to honor God, what gift does he get? How did it benefit GOD for me to do these chores with the best that I had? Simple: Bragging Rights!!

Yes, I said it: bragging rights. When we do a job, any job and we claim to be a child/follower of God it kinda looks bad when it's not done well. Not kinda, it does look bad! No one wants to claim something that's a mess. Being a girl from the south at this point all I could picture was my ghetto/country cousin saying "You Betta' Represent!!" and represent is right. We are a represention of those to whom and which we are related. Whether it be a gang, a clan, a team, or an organization excellence in some form, is not the exception, it is the rule.

To be a good team player takes winning. How much more being the "Body of Christ".  When we do our best in what we do, we are representing God in a positive light. When somebody walks by and see's how amazingly those floors are shined and say's "WOW!" God get's the glory. When we've done a great job people are more inclined to be apart of our team. Being the best helps to effectively witness and minister to anyone. It makes us a standard. I remember it being preached that in order to exalt Job further, God boasted on Him to the enemy.  He practically held up his credentials before the devil
"Then the LORD asked Satan, "Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless--a man of complete integrity...." (Job 1:8)
at the end when Job went through all that turmoil to learn to "really" trust God,  He was increased even greater than before. When we believe in God, we become fit for a blessing. Our credentials make us worthy to represent and we represent because of our credentials; we're God's kids. We're supposed to be great, and do our best because God made us, we are a reflection of Him, we're on His team and we had better represent!


This is my take. What are some other ways and reasons we should do everything we do to the glory of God? In what ways do you honor Him with your works?

2 comments:

  1. We do have to represent. We represent what we stand for, who we are and what we believe on a daily basis. But when we represent we should not do so in a boastful manner. This is a great post. I'm going to share it.

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  2. Thanks So Much Vernetta! You make a great point we do not have to do it in a boastful way. If we boast about anything it means we really don't have it. Great point!

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